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Makar Sankranti 2023: Here is how India is celebrating the harvest festival
Makar Sankranti is one of the major festivals celebrated with much grandeur in India and holds great significance for Hindus. This year the festival will be celebrated on January 15, 2023. It is considered auspicious for tenacity, worship, charity and sacrifice in the scriptures. Every part of the nation has its own customs and celebrates the harvest festival in a distinctive manner. Check out how the annual harvest festival is being celebrated in different parts of India.
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 12:45 PM IST
Magh Bihu 2023: Here's how people of Assam celebrate harvest festival
There are three types of Bihu - Rangali or Bohag Bihu (April), Kangali or Kati Bihu (October) and Bhogali or Magh Bihu (January). Magh Bihu, the harvest festival, falls every year around 14 and 15 January. This year, it will be observed on January 15.
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:01 PM IST
5 types of pithas to celebrate Magh Bihu
Sankranti or Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival that is celebrated across the country in different ways. It is known as Lohri in Punjab, Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh, Makara Sankranti in Karnataka, Telangana, and Maharashtra, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu in Assam, Magha Mela in parts of central and north India, as Makar Sankranti in the west, Makara Sankranti or Shankaranti in Kerala, and by other names. In Assam, people celebrate the festival by lighting bonfires and feasting traditional meals including lip-smacking pithas. Here are five types of pithas that are prepared in every Assamese household during this festival.
Published on Jan 07, 2023 04:43 PM IST
Makar Sankranti 2022: Different states, different names, same grandeur
Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over the country - different states have different names for the festival.
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 03:45 PM IST
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